Slot Machine Location

August 23rd, 2018 by Maci Leave a reply »

Volumes have been written on this subject, and the debates and arguments about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in a casino are still there – over 60 years after the slots were 1st added to the gaming floor in gambling houses.

The standard rule is that the more favourable slots were installed just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that individuals walking by would be able to see jackpot winners … be aroused to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our observation is that this is no longer the case.

Most of the major casinos today are gigantic complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines near any exits.

An additional traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Nonetheless, we find that this also is no longer a universal rule.

What casinos found over the years is that people walking down the busy aisles were frequently on the way to somewhere else. If they played slots at all, they would simply put in their loose change because they happened to be walking by. Win or lose, they would very often not stop to keep playing. And the very last thing a casino wants is for someone to win a jackpot by playing only a few coins and then not stay to put it all back in!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slots.


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